Equipped with a 4.5-inch display, 8-megapixel camera, and quad-core processor, the Lancet is LG's first Windows phone in years. It is available from Verizon for $20 with a carrier agreement, or $120 off-contract.
Small and compact, the device is comfortable to hold and easy to maneuver with one hand. Its build quality is solid and dense, without feeling too heavy.
On the front is a 0.3-megapixel camera and on the back is an 8-megapixel shooter that can record 1080p full HD video. Other camera features include LG's camera user interface, and Bing Vision, which can scan QR codes and translate text.
As a Windows Phone 8.1 handset, the Lancet features the digital voice and search assistant Cortana, and deep integration with Microsoft ventures like Skype, Office and Xbox.
The device is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm and a removable 2,100mAh battery that lasted an impressive 19 hours during our lab tests for continuous talk time.